UFC on FX 1 bonuses: Denis, Miller, Barry, Morecraft earn $45K awards

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DrivenDavies15
1/21/12 12:12:34AM
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nick Denis, Jim Miller, Pat Barry and Christian Morecraft each earned $45,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Friday's UFC on FX 1 event.

Denis earned the night's "Knockout of the Night" award, Miller picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and Barry and Morecraft earned "Fight of the Night" honors.

Twenty20Dollars
1/21/12 12:15:19AM
Denis

for no Easton/Papazian FOTN
Kpro
1/21/12 12:21:38AM
I guess HW's gotta eat more than 135ers. Easton/Papazian better get some solid discretionary bonuses for the stiffing of the obvious FOTN.
Twenty20Dollars
1/21/12 12:29:34AM

Posted by Kpro

I guess HW's gotta eat more than 135ers. Easton/Papazian better get some solid discretionary bonuses for the stiffing of the obvious FOTN.



Barry has to feed his ego.
grappler0000
1/21/12 12:34:30AM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Denis

for no Easton/Papazian FOTN



Easton and Papazian enjoy western grip HJ's?
KungFuMaster
1/21/12 12:43:06AM
Looks like I missed out a few great fights. Googling right now.
Budgellism
1/21/12 12:43:25AM
I'm re-watching the event now. The first round of Easton/Papazian alone is a better fight than Barry/Morecraft. Both good fights though.
Budgellism
1/21/12 12:44:39AM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Denis

for no Easton/Papazian FOTN



Easton and Papazian enjoy western grip HJ's?



ncordless
1/21/12 12:48:48AM
Should've been Denis, Neer, Easton and Papizan
prophecy033
1/21/12 12:50:14AM

Posted by ncordless

Should've been Denis, Neer, Easton and Papizan

that's who I woulda gone with too
KungFuMaster
1/21/12 1:06:09AM
Just watched the Easton/Papazian fight and I must say I don't agree with the decision even-though I did pick Easton to win.
Playground_Samurai
1/21/12 1:21:46AM

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by ncordless

Should've been Denis, Neer, Easton and Papizan

that's who I woulda gone with too



FastKnockout
1/21/12 1:22:24AM
I had Easton winning the first and second.
bjj1605
1/21/12 1:24:10AM
Neer earned submission of the night.

Miller's was less impressive and more expected.


I agree with Barry/Morecraft for FOTN. That was very back and forth and exciting. The comeback finish was also pretty cool.

I honestly didn't enjoy Easton/Papazain that much.
tn_rebel
1/21/12 1:25:23AM
Barry deserved KO of the night, Morecraft didn't move for like 10 min.
hashyandy4
1/21/12 2:33:47AM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Denis

for no Easton/Papazian FOTN



Same Here man, i really enjoyed the Easton fight. I scored it 29-28, Easton. Really Good Fight
Bubbles
1/21/12 2:41:40AM
i hate how so many fights are getting FOTN when its under a round...especially when a very entertaining 3 round fight was on the same card. Easton/Papizan is FOTN

Neer or Khabib imo deserve SOTN

Denis hellbows = KOTN
RhythmAndStyle
1/21/12 2:58:48AM
wow no love for easton and jared..who gives these bonus out?..
tcunningham
1/21/12 3:21:26AM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Denis

for no Easton/Papazian FOTN



no kidding, the easton/papazian fight was great. much better than the barry fight IMO. total slugfest
Aether
1/21/12 3:51:21AM

Posted by ncordless

Should've been Denis, Neer, Easton and Papizan



Exactly what I said in the spoiler thread. I'm shocked that Easton/Papazian didn't get FOTN. Surprised Neer didn't get SOTN, but I thought maybe they would give it to Miller.

-edit-

I will say though, that it's probably likely that a lot of guys got discretionary bonuses on this card that we just haven't heard about. If Easton/Papazian didn't get anything it would be a serious shafting.
Aether
1/21/12 3:54:53AM
45K should be a nice security blanket for Morecraft when they more than likely cut him tomorrow.
VILLIN
1/21/12 4:15:51AM

Posted by Aether

45K should be a nice security blanket for Morecraft when they more than likely cut him tomorrow.



Pretty much a given seeing as how he was KOed in 3 of his 4 UFC fights.
ChokeUout
1/21/12 5:01:59AM
I'd have given the Eastman fight FOTN myself, but I can't really argue with Barry/Morecraft. It may have been less than a round, but I was on the edge of my seat while watching, so hey, let's just hope Dana and Lorenzo bonus the hell out of Eastman and papazian anyways.

The SOTN should have went to Neer. I mean, c'mon, everyone gets Melvin in a RNC for crying out loud.

KOTN I'm cool with, but I'd have been cool giving it to Barry as well.

Tough choice, matter of opinion in all 3 cases. I hope they all get taken care of finacially
kopower
1/21/12 6:52:32AM

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by ncordless

Should've been Denis, Neer, Easton and Papizan

that's who I woulda gone with too



This
RearNakedJoke
1/21/12 9:47:06AM

Posted by bjj1605

Neer earned submission of the night.

Miller's was less impressive and more expected.


I agree with Barry/Morecraft for FOTN. That was very back and forth and exciting. The comeback finish was also pretty cool.

I honestly didn't enjoy Easton/Papazain that much.



i agree 100%.
airkerma
1/21/12 11:41:09AM

Posted by Bubbles

i hate how so many fights are getting FOTN when its under a round...especially when a very entertaining 3 round fight was on the same card. Easton/Papizan is FOTN

Neer or Khabib imo deserve SOTN

Denis hellbows = KOTN


I'm with you on this. Sometimes when people want it to be a FOTN due to the names involved, they give it to them even if it's a one rounder. This annoys me as much as the special treatment they dole out to heavier fighters, but like someone said earlier, they do have to eat more.
tallica62
1/21/12 11:50:08AM

Posted by ncordless

Should've been Denis, Neer, Easton and Papizan



My thoughts exactly....I don't mean it negative at all, but maybe Miller got sub. of the night due to some other circumstances?
cowcatcher
1/21/12 12:04:05PM

Posted by tallica62


Posted by ncordless

Should've been Denis, Neer, Easton and Papizan



My thoughts exactly....I don't mean it negative at all, but maybe Miller got sub. of the night due to some other circumstances?



I think it has more to do with being in the main event or even coming back after getting rocked a little than his nephew.
TheBlackChip
1/21/12 1:34:07PM

Posted by bjj1605

I honestly didn't enjoy Easton/Papazain that much.



SERIOUSLY? We were obviously watching different fights as that was easily the most exciting fight of the night. From the moment they came out they were in each other's face swinging rock-em sock-em robot style, and the beauty was the combinations and technique were there, it wasn't just an all out brawl. That was an awesome fight and should have absolutely been FOTN.

I agree with those that think it should have been Neer for SOTN (anytime you put a grizzled vet like Ludwig to sleep you deserve it), Denis for KOOTN (when was the last time you seen someone get KO'd due to standing elbow strikes, within 25 seconds of the 1st round no less) and Easton-Papazian for FOTN.
bjj1605
1/21/12 6:54:25PM

Posted by TheBlackChip


Posted by bjj1605

I honestly didn't enjoy Easton/Papazain that much.



SERIOUSLY? We were obviously watching different fights as that was easily the most exciting fight of the night. From the moment they came out they were in each other's face swinging rock-em sock-em robot style, and the beauty was the combinations and technique were there, it wasn't just an all out brawl. That was an awesome fight and should have absolutely been FOTN.

I agree with those that think it should have been Neer for SOTN (anytime you put a grizzled vet like Ludwig to sleep you deserve it), Denis for KOOTN (when was the last time you seen someone get KO'd due to standing elbow strikes, within 25 seconds of the 1st round no less) and Easton-Papazian for FOTN.



Just a difference of opinion.

Easton/Papazain was decent fight but I don't think either guy was ever in trouble of getting finished. It also went to decision.

I prefer fights that get finished.

Barry/Morecraft was back and forth AND had a finish.
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